ECCL Questionnaire Results
Is Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library (ECCL) your local library?
Do you use ECCL…
How much do you value having a local library?
If you do use ECCL, what do you use it for?
How aware are you of the events and activities that go on at ECCL?
Are there any services/events/activities that you’d like to see at ECCL? (Raw data)
- Family Learning classes from Adult Education at Coventry City Council
- It’s a matter of concern to me that this and other libraries are no longer supported as a professional service to the public and rely on willing volunteers to provide a service that should be a proud civic service.
- More evening events with alcohol eg. Small acoustic sets or orchestra
- Maybe something for widows/widowers?
- A film club
- Adult fiction seems stale, book exchange with another library a possibility?
- More storytelling
- More mum/baby events
- More drop in practical workshops
- More children’s activities
- I like the children’s events
- More things for grown ups! Collaborative work with theatre maybe, or other local cultural orgs.
- Poetry open mic
- Music events, poetry readings, films
- workshops for older children
- Live music nights
- Events that make it a destination
- Bookclub, filmclub
- No , I attend knit and natter, which is lovely
- Craft group
Do you engage with ECCL digitally (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.)
Can you tell us what having ECCL on Earlsdon High Street means to you? (Raw data)
- A community space that was invaluable to me when my children were younger
- Availability for those who find it difficult to access reading in other ways. I well recall as a child borrowing books from our local library and losing myself in stories that would otherwise have been inaccessible.
- It’s a very visual reminder that there’s a vibrant community scene available to me in a cool building.
- A great deal. I made full use of when made redundant before I received my pension.
- It’s aniother huge asset in making Earlsdon the best place to live in Coventry.
- a lot. Real hub of the community.
- Sad it is no longer council run but glad we still have the facility
- A focus and sense of community
- It’s the cornerstone of the Earlsdon community
- It’s a fantastic resource
- A fantastic community resource
- It is an essential community venue and a hub for local people. It feels like a very safe and welcoming space.
- It’s a social hub
- Somewhere to relax and take the kids knowing they’ll enjoy themselves
- A great place to visit
- It seems a bit exclusive.
- It’s the last safe place where people can enter fir free, use a computer and stay all day
- It’s nice to have a local library – provides a sense of community even if I don’t use it;
- It sits at the heart of the community and provides a welcoming, safe space for all age groups.
- Extremely valuable to have as a focal point to the community
- You are a springboard to what could be done in other areas of the city
- It’s great to have a community space and library facilities in our area, a real source of community and learning.
- A huge amount, it’s a key part of the community
- It means a lot to have somewhere to borrow books.
- its an important landmark and a community hub
- It means a great deal. I think a local library becomes a vital local community hub. As a family we love having a large selection of children’s books to borrow and enjoy the holiday activities that happen at the library.
- A part of Earlsdon’s hub
- Part of the community, an essential service, a free and safe place for many. Part of this communities history.
- It’s a meeting place, the hub of Earlsdon.
"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert."Andrew Carnegie